The Heights

The Heights

This pre-fabricated timber mansion was imported from Germany and erected in 1855 for Charles Ibbotson, a partner of Frederick Dalgety. While the interior of the house was re-furbished by its owners in the 1930s, the grounds and gardens remain much as they were in the nineteenth century, complete with stone water tower, stables and dovecote. A decorative arts collection is displayed within the mansion. A small collection of fine Georgian furniture is also on display, collected by the last owners, Marnie and Louis Whyte - Charles Ibbotson's grandson.

Address: 
140 Aphrasia Street, Newtown, Geelong, VIC
Tel: 
0352213510
Hours: 
Wednesday Sunday 11.00am - 4.30pm. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Admission: 
Free for National Trust Members, charges apply to non-members.
Facilities: 
Toilets, car and bus parking, picnic area, refreshments, sales outlet, guided tours, information brochure, rooms for hire, special membership, magazine/newsletter, education, touring exhibitions, wheelchair access
Collection: 
2000 objects
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Paintings

Creator:
Caroline Pounds
Description:
Twelve watercolours on rice paper.
Date:
1842-1846